I do want constructive comments.
I really liked this video on a whole different level than anything you've ever done before Richie. I actually am a fan of more serious videos and have a leaning toward drama myself.
As for comments, my main problem was with the first scene where the characters, supposedly very good friends, were interacting. There was a lack of naturalness in the interactions. One thing is the body language. They both had their arms crossed which is a way of communicating discomfort and closing oneself off. Also, it looked like Chris was avoiding looking directly into Christian's eyes. (I could be wrong. It might have just been the camera angle.) Lastly, the camera angles were very confined, keeping a tight medium shot on both actors. To capture the relaxed atmosphere and to emphasize the openness and trust in their friendship, I may have used some wider angles.
The things I really liked was the sequence were Steve was struggling with his emotions in his bed room. A very nice use of dialectical montage that really made me feel for him. Also, the use of camera angles outside the movie theater, when he saw John with Kelsey (sp?). The fact that you didn't show their faces right away was brilliant. It was just the right balance of not treating the audience is an idiot, like they didn't get what had happened right away, and at the same time making sure that they did
actually get it. And the use of the camera angles created some very nice physical and emotional depth, emphasizing the sudden distance between Steve and his friends.
Richie, you really have my respect as a filmmaker and I really look forward to seeing more of your more serious films.